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Does the Fasting Mimicking Diet Actually Work With Joseph Antoun, MD, PhD

fasting fasting mimicking diet intermittent fasting Feb 08, 2023

Get your big fasting mimicking diet questions answered in this episode of the Reshape Your Health podcast featuring Joseph Antoun, MD, PhD.

The fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) is a low-calorie/low-protein but high-unsaturated-fat diet that has an effect on stress resistance/longevity-related markers similar to those caused by water-only fasting, but that minimizes the burden of prolonged fasting as it provides both macro- and micronutrients. 

Dr. Antoun is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of L-Nutra which includes brands like ProLon, Fast Bar, and Nutrition for Longevity. 

He completed his Health Policy studies at Harvard University, Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Medicine and Biological Sciences at Saint Joseph University, and his PhD studies in Healthcare Systems at King's College. He was the head of health policy at the University of Chicago and the founder of The Journal of Health Systems & Reform. 

Learn more about how and why Dr. Valter Longo developed the fasting-mimicking diet and ProLon.


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Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic introduction.

[1:30] What is the fasting mimicking diet? What’s the difference between the fasting mimicking diet and ProLon?

[8:30] What evidence is there for the fasting mimicking diet and cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s?

[17:00] How can Prolon be called a fasting mimicking diet if you’re eating?

[21:49] Why are there carbohydrates in Prolon if it’s supposed to mimic fasting?

[23:15] What is “physiological” fasting?

[24:23] What are the primary nutrient-sensing pathways that aren’t activated with the ProLon diet?

[37:00] Can you mimic the fasting mimicking diet?

[40:00] What are other lifestyle factors important for health and longevity?


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

>> Freebie: Weight Loss Mindset Audio Training

>> Freebie: The Ultimate Food Guide

>> ProLon Fast

>> L-Nutra